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How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

Are Designer Babies Finally Real?

A research team in China genetically engineered human embryos this week. Beyond unethical, the practice adds fire to an already heated issue: …

Powerful Photos Show Harsh Changes in the Environment Caused by Pollution

Development and an emergent powerhouse economy can have their own disadvantages anywhere. China is certainly no exception, and with its unrestricted …

37 of the best foods to beat the belly bloat

The best way to achieve the flat stomach of your dreams is through a healthy, low-calorie diets and plenty of exercise. But if you're suffering from …

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Entire Neighborhood Secretly Learns Sign Language to Surprise Deaf Man in Istanbul

For the hearing impaired, it's often difficult to overcome communication barriers with people who don't know sign language. Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, Turkey, got to experience one glorious day without those barriers when everyone he came across in his neighborhood greeted him using …

150 Trees Protect This Apartment Complex from Noise and Pollution

While living in an urban environment has many benefits, you're often subject to noise, pollution, and lack of green space. This five-storey apartment building by Luciano Pia minimizes these disadvantages by cloaking the structure in a beautiful potted forest. Located in Turin, Italy, the facade …

Teenager diagnosed with testicular cancer after pregnancy test

Doctors told Byron Geldard he could have one of any number of cancers before simple test provided answer<p>A teenager was diagnosed with testicular cancer after taking a pregnancy test that came back positive.<p>Byron Geldard, then 18, had finished school and had just returned from a summer holiday with …